The Devils waived Gazdic on Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Gazdic has been a healthy scratch more often than not this season, and has failed to tally a single point in the 10 games he's drawn into, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 27-year-old winger will likely be assigned to AHL Albany if he isn't claimed off waivers by another club.
Gazdic played in consecutive games Saturday against the Flyers and Tuesday against the Kings after not dressing for a contest since Jan. 7. Gazdic didn't skate more than 6:10 in either contest, as his role is minuscule even when he does suit up. Even his friends and family likely don't own this man in their leagues considering he has no points and 12 penalty minutes in 10 appearances.
Gazdic was recalled from AHL Albany on Wednesday and will join the team for their road matchup with the Capitals on Thursday. With the Devils losing forwards Vernon Fiddler (lower body) and Taylor Hall (lower body) to injury in recent days, Gazdic was called up to shore up the offensive front. The 27-year-old has tallied just two points over 13 games for the minor league club this season and will likely be sent back to the minors once the Devils recover from the injury bug.
Gazdic was demoted to AHL Albany on Saturday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Albany plays a game Monday before the Devils return to action Tuesday, so it's quite possible the team is getting him some extra action and will recall him again. Even if he does rejoin the NHL club, he's seen very little ice time and hasn't impacted the box score enough to be worthy of fantasy ownership.
Gazdic was recalled from AHL Albany on Wednesday. Gazdic's promotion is somewhat of a surprise as the Devils add another forward in favor of a defenseman, a position at which they are currently lacking depth. Since New Jersey is not back in action until Thursday, the move could be tied to getting Yohann Auvitu some game time in the minors with Albany lacing up their skates Wednesday.
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